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Poster: adamelijah Date: May 8, 2011 6:07pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Copyright 27 Years after the Show?

On this Abbott and Costello episode, MonkeyMaster found this notice:

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PAu000110573 / 1979-04-23
Title: Killer’s wife / produced and directed by Jean Yarbrough.
Description: 1 film reel (ca. 30 min.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Series: The Abbott and Costello show ; no. 32
Notes: Deposit includes synopsis (1 p.)
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello.
Credits: Written by Clyde Bruckman; photography: Jack MacKenzie; film editor: Otho Lovering.
Copyright Claimant: T C A Television Corporation
Date of Creation: 1952
Authorship on Application: T C A Television Corporation, employer for hire.
Other Title: The Abbott and Costello show ; no. 32
Names: Yarbrough, Jean
TCA Television Corporation

That's a copyright application filed 27 years after the show aired? Is that even valid?